Round of 32.
Stadium: Pride Park (Derby).
Referee: Thomas Bramall.
Prediction for the FA Cup Derby County vs West Ham match, which will take place on January 30th. Derby County, a former Champion's League resident and Wayne Rooney's former club will host West Ham. Can they outplay one of the EPL underdogs? Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Derby dropped out of the Championships due to a 21-point penalty, which Wayne Rooney's charges did not manage to solve before the end of the season. Now they are struggling to come back in the Championship. They occupy fourth place in the League One standings. They have a series of five wins in a row without failing during the last 14 games. As for the FA Cup, the Rams defeated Torquay United (5:0) and Newport County (2:1). In the third round, they knocked out League One neighbor Barnsley (3:0). Now they face a whole different level of difficulty.
West Ham is fighting for survival in the EPL, although the Hammers' squad allows them to perform much better. Nevertheless, the London side escaped from the relegation zone last weekend due to a 2:0 win over Everton. Now David Moyes' side is 16th in the standings. The gap from the relegation zone is only one point. In the FA Cup, the Hammers beat the formidable Brentford (1:0). The London club had ten days to prepare for the meeting with Derby.
Expert Betting Tips
West Ham will repeat the match with Brentford and try to outclass the opponent with little blood. Derby will throw everything they can to "suffocate" the Londoners. But the visitors will sit on the score and wait for a chance to hit the Derby goal. Moreover, they had ten days to recover and prepare for the cup meeting.